Near Douglas in Converse County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The museum’s exhibits, restored buildings, and trails leading to the remains of the Fort, provide a glimpse into Army operations at this remote outpost and into the boom and bust of the post-military town of Fetterman. A cemetery, with gravestones dating back to the late 1800s, is located less than a mile to the east of where you are standing.
Erected by Fort Fetterman State Historic Site.
Location. 42° 50.583′ N, 105° 29.155′ W. Marker is near Douglas, Wyoming, in Converse County. Marker is on State Highway 93. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 780 Wyoming Highway 93, Douglas WY 82633, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bozeman Trail (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Water Supply (approx. ¼ mile away); Hog Ranch (approx. ¼ mile away); The One Mile Hog Ranch (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Oregon Trail (approx. 5.3 miles away); Bill Hooker (approx. 5.3 miles away); Ayres Natural Bridge Park (approx. 7.3 miles away); John Hunton (approx. 7½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Douglas.
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of Fort Fetterman State Historical Park, located about 5 miles north of Douglas on State Highway 93.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Fetterman - Wyoming State Historical Society. Established on a bluff above the North Platte River in 1867 where the Bozeman Trail left the old Oregon Trail route to head north for the Montana gold fields, Fort Fetterman was used frequently as a staging location for U.S. Army expeditions during the Indian Wars. The fort was named for Capt. William J. Fetterman, killed with all 80 of the men under his command in December 1866 near Fort Phil Kearny, further north along the Bozeman Trail. (Submitted on January 3, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Fort Fetterman - Wyoming Tales and Trails. Fort Fetterman was established in 1867 high on the bluffs of the North Platte River, northwest of present day Douglas. (Submitted on January 3, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Categories. • Forts or Castles • Wars, US Indian •
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